Sponsor with Compassion

Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program gives children the skills and
opportunities to overcome poverty.
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Eduardo

  • Country: Guatemala
  • D.O.B: March 15, 2012
  • Age: 6

  • Gender: Boy
133
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Rosine

  • Country: Rwanda
  • D.O.B: April 12, 2014
  • Age: 4

  • Gender: Girl
146
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Yemima

  • Country: Indonesia
  • D.O.B: November 21, 2013
  • Age: 5

  • Gender: Girl
112
Days Waiting
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Junior

  • Country: Kenya
  • D.O.B: December 26, 2013
  • Age: 5

  • Gender: Boy
Portrait of Jefferson Eduardo Gabriel Ixpata Vargas
Meet Jefferson Eduardo Gabriel Ixpata Vargas
Eduardo is 6 years old and lives in Guatemala.
GU9570656 | Days Waiting: 189
Country: Guatemala
Birthday: March 15, 2012 (6 years old)
Gender: Boy

Eduardo lives with his mother and father. Eduardo's mother is not employed. Eduardo's father is regularly employed. His occupation is: Transportation / Driver. Eduardo has a sibling living in the household. Eduardo helps with the following duties at home: Making Beds, Running Errands.Eduardo's favourite activities and interests include: Art or Drawing, Ball Games, Bicycling, Clapping hands to rhythm, Listening to stories, Running, Singing, Toy Cars, Walking.Activities that Eduardo enjoys through the church are: Vacation Bible School. At the compassion centre Eduardo's favourite activities are: Doing Arts & Crafts, Going on Field Trips / Excursions, Learning about God, Listening to Bible Stories, Participating in Service Activities, Playing Games, Playing Sports, Singing Songs, Snack / Meal Time, Spending Time with Friends. Eduardo attends school. He is in the equivalent of preschool.Eduardo's favourite subject is art. His performance in school is average.Eduardo's family lives in the area of Rabinal, Baja Verapaz in Guatemala.

Eduardo's Country Details

Mountains and rugged highlands dominate Guatemala's landscape. The Pacific plain is a narrow belt between mountains and ocean. In the southern highlands, the most populous region, is Guatemala City, and to the north is jungle.

More than half of Guatemalans descend from Mayan Indians and reflect the culture of their ancestors. The great Mayan empire flourished throughout much of Guatemala for more than a thousand years before the Spanish conquest in 1524. In 1821, the country gained independence from Spain. Since then, Guatemala's politics have been marked by rivalries and insurgencies. After a series of coups, short-lived rulers, and ever-increasing protest and repression, civil war erupted in the 1960s. Several attempts have been made to end the decades-old dispute, the most recent of which was the 1996 signing of peace accords.

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Compassion’s ministry is focused on what we call holistic child development. This means developing children in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships while discovering God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How does sponsorship help kids?

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Formal and non-formal educational opportunitiesCompassion assists children with their primary school education and gives opportunities to attend secondary school, as well as providing vocational training opportunities and extra-curricular activities such as sports, field trips, music and computer training.
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Health care, hygiene training and supplementary foodKids get a healthy snack or meal when they attend program activities, receive regular health check-ups, and learn how to take care of their bodies and form healthy relationships.
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Age-appropriate Christian teaching and discipleshipChildren are introduced to the good news of how God has shown his love for the world by sending Jesus Christ and how this good news changes everything in our lives.
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Personal attention, guidance and loveChildren are cared for and invested in by members of their own communities, who encourage them to discover their unique gifts, passions and abilities. Their sponsors also play an important role in this through their prayers and letters.

Why do you work with local churches?

Compassion works exclusively with local churches because they can best understand and respond to the challenges in their communities. They are known and trusted by their neighbours and are able to reach those in the greatest need. We equip our local church partners with the resources, training and expertise to help children escape poverty. Each church is empowered to implement the program in a way that meets the specific needs of the children they serve.

Do kids need to be Christian to be in Compassion’s program?

Compassion helps people in a way that protects their dignity as human beings made in the image of God. That’s why we accept people of all faiths into our programs and don’t require or coerce them to change. However, ending poverty requires dealing with every aspect of people’s beings—including telling them about God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Learn More

Does child development really work?

You bet! According to independent research, Compassion kids are:
  • 27–40 per cent more likely to finish secondary education;
  • about 35 per cent more likely to have white collar employment as adults; and
  • 40–70 per cent more likely to become church leaders
…than their unsponsored peers. When you sponsor with Compassion, you are making a significant and long-term difference to your child’s future!

At Compassion, we take financial stewardship seriously.

As certified members of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, Compassion Canada is committed to handling the finances entrusted to us with the utmost integrity. This year, 84.7 per cent of funds were used for program activities benefiting the children we serve, and 15.3 per cent for support services.

Today, children around the world are discovering that poverty doesn’t have to be their future. Help one more do the same by sponsoring with Compassion!